GETrequest to a web server. The web server must then decide whether to:
httpd.conf(on NT) or
srm.conf(on Unix), you define the condition(s) under which your server runs files instead of copying them.
cgi-bin) treat it as a program and run it, or...
.pl) treat it as a program and run it.
# ScriptAlias: This controls which directories contain server scripts. # Format: ScriptAlias fakename realname ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/local/web/cgi-bin/
ScriptAliasdirectives enable users to have personal CGI directories.
srm.conf(on Unix) or
# Use CGI outside ScriptAliased directories # Format: AddHandler action-name ext1 # Define .cgi filename extension for scripts: AddHandler cgi-script .cgi